Cinema release Stones Have Laws in the Netherlands, 10 October 2019 by Windmill Film Distribution, Amsterdam

Cinema Release Stones Have Laws in the UK and Ireland, 9 August 2019 by ICA Cinema, London


We (Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan) work together as collaborating artists since 2002, producing film installations, sculpture and collages that explore cultural and geopolitical landscapes such as Europe’s borders (Grossraum, 2005), sites of resource production and global trade (Monument of Sugar – how to use artistic means to elude trade barriers, 2007; Episode of the Sea, 2014, Stones Have Laws, 2018), and the (non) sites of cultural heritage (Monument to Another Man's Fatherland, 2008, View from the Acropolis, 2012 and subi dura a rudibus, 2010). Most of our projects involve extensive fieldwork and long term collaborations. As part of our artistic practice, we express formal and informal research trajectories and the contingency of fieldwork in textual supplements.

Venues where our works have been shown include Gulbenkian, Lisbon; ICA, London; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Concordia Gallery, Montreal; Extra City, Antwerp; HartWare, Dortmund; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Argos, Brussels; Project Arts Centre, Dublin; SMBA and De Appel Amsterdam; CCA Vilnius; the Shanghai and Guangju Biennials; IAC Villeurbanne, France.

Public collections: Kunsthaus Zürich; Les Abattoirs, Toulouse; MUDAM Luxembourg; FRAC Marseille; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf; Hoffmann Sammlung, Berlin; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Filmfestivals (selection): IDFA; RIDM; MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight; Mar del Plata Film Festival, Argentina; Toronto International Film Festival and CPH:DOX Copenhagen.

Van Brummelen is a PhD candidate at University of Amsterdam and HKU with the research ‘Drifting Studio Practice – return of the making in the thinking’ (facilitated by ASCA (Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis).

Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan live and work in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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